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    The EU approach to Russia: beyond Kremlinology | @guardianletters
    Sep03

    The EU approach to Russia: beyond Kremlinology | @guardianletters

    That Wesley Clark, a military man, argues in favour of military support for Ukraine against Russian aggression is hardly surprising (Tell the truth about Russia, 1 September). What is no less surprising is that Clark has grasped so firmly at the wrong end of the stick. A better understanding of Russia would have taught Clark that the long history...

    Why Nato is more relevant than it has been for 30 years
    Sep03

    Why Nato is more relevant than it has been for 30 years

    With the new threats posed by Isis and Russia, the agenda at this week’s Nato summit is full to burstingThe last time the UK hosted a Nato summit was in 1990, when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, the cold war was coming to an end, and the alliance was questioning its relevance in a multipolar world where soft power might count more...

    Steve Bell on Nato  cartoon
    Sep03

    Steve Bell on Nato cartoon

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    David Cameron warns of ‘appeasing Putin as we did Hitler’
    Sep03

    David Cameron warns of ‘appeasing Putin as we did Hitler’

    British dilemma over Russian president’s actions in Ukraine likened to conduct of Neville Chamberlain in 1930s MunichDavid Cameron has told European leaders that the west risks making similar mistakes in appeasing Vladimir Putin over Ukraine as Britain and France did with Adolf Hitler in the run-up to the second world war.In a heated debate...

    Ukraine bailout could need extra $19bn if conflict continues, warns IMF
    Sep02

    Ukraine bailout could need extra $19bn if conflict continues, warns IMF

    Factories shutting down, industrial heartlands under attack and currency in freefall, contributing to sharp increase in pricesUkraine could need a further $19bn in emergency international funding by the end of next year if there is no resolution to the escalating conflict in the east of the country, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has...

    Putin and the Ukraine crisis will force moribund Nato to reinvent itself
    Sep02

    Putin and the Ukraine crisis will force moribund Nato to reinvent itself

    Military alliance lost its role after cold war but can it respond effectively to the unconventional warfare of Russia and Isis?Nato generals and officials have good reason to be grateful to Vladimir Putin. Struggling to find a role for the 28-member alliance since the end of the cold war, Russia’s actions in Ukraine have provided the...

    The first day of the new school year in Ukraine – in pictures
    Sep02

    The first day of the new school year in Ukraine – in pictures

    With flowers, bells, balloons and processions, the first day of the school year is a big event in Ukraine … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine: what does Russia’s Vladimir Putin want?  video
    Sep02

    Ukraine: what does Russia’s Vladimir Putin want? video

    More than 2,500 have been killed in the conflict in Ukraine, and relations between Russia and the west are more tense than at any time since the cold war. Where will this conflict end, and what are Vladimir Putin’s objectives in this protracted war? In recent weeks Russian involvement has become more visible. Russia has moved an estimated...

    Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated  again
    Sep02

    Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated again

    Obama’s visit will do little to lift the small Baltic state’s familiar feelings of powerlessness next to its Russian neighbourWhen Barack Obama lands in Estonia on Wednesday he will find a country anxious not just about the intentions of its big eastern neighbour but of its new western allies too.Obama’s whistlestop tour is...

    Crimea does not need gay people, says top official
    Sep02

    Crimea does not need gay people, says top official

    Sergei Aksyonov tells Russian media that police and self-defence forces will be called if the LGBT community tries to organise gatherings. RFE/RL reportsCrimeas most senior official has said sexual minorities have no chance on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.Speaking about gay people during a Crimean government session on...

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